SUPERIOR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
SIJHL MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
Photo credit: Michael Christianson, The Dryden Observer
Dryden victorious over Thunder Bay on Pink the Rink night
DRYDEN, Ont. – A Cory Dennis goal 5:14 into the second period proved to be the game-winner as the Dryden GM Ice Dogs edged their long-time rival, the Thunder Bay North Stars, 2-1 Wednesday evening in Superior International Junior Hockey League action at Memorial Arena.
The contest was Dryden’s 10th annual “Pink the Rink” night where the club wore special jerseys to highlight cancer awareness in the community as well as support the Oncology Unit at Dryden General Hospital.
An early power play allowed the GM Ice Dogs to open the scoring four and a half minutes into the contest as Braedyn Aubin notched his fourth marker of the season.
The tight-checking affair stayed that way until Dennis supplied the eventual difference for the home side in the middle session.
Thunder Bay picked up their lone tally of the evening via the power play at 13:42 of the second in what would be the night’s final tally on Brad Arabia’s eighth.
Shots on goal were 29-29 apiece with newcomer Patrick Zubick making 28 saves to record the win in his SIJHL debut.
Nathaniel Dupuis suffered the loss for the North Stars.